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An intelligent head and mind in a sculpture

Intelligent perception

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Every single human being is thrown back to his or her single existence at several moments in his or her lifetime. – It can be a simple minded existence that expresses a massive amount of power towards a cognitive mind that transposes the mind to a state in which it is only following his or her perceptive inputs. Inputs that are being transferred into her or his brain.

Simple ideas and concepts such as “You are here, you live here, you have to exist within this very context” can be understood as offensive communications by the intelligent mind. At the same time this input could be of a context that says: “You as a person have to hate this and that. And if you don’t hate this and that I won’t love you anymore.” The input variables are made of many forms, many ideas and many different concepts. Especially in political contexts, a simple minded yelling-behaviour is understood by the intelligent mind as what it is: a low animalistic behaviour automation that lacks every parameter of an intelligent entity.

All of these temporary and aggressive inputs are trying to form a very specific and certain mental state or condition of one’s mind. They are trying to conserve a temporary state of mind. A temporary state of power and authority. Almost every temporary concept of understanding is using similar methods. These methods are of anthropological nature.

Human beings can be influenced, transformed and reconfigured on the basis of their intrinsic perception if they are exposed to a powerful presentation of future. Unfortunately many ideas of the future are based on only insignificant data and social rituals that form a pseudo-reality. This is one reason for the existence of war and war-related-killings: Humans are cognitively blinded by ideologies. One just has to set up two different groups of people and let these two groups perceive certain data over a span of time and then these two groups are ready to kill and hate each other – in many cases: immediately. This is a method that has been used by almost every relevant power in history. The very funny thing about it is: Probably no powerful person in history has ever used this method consciously. Because even powerful people are subject to evolution and evolution is using us to perform its principles. – So, probably Darwin was even more right, than todays scientists think he was.

Just think about the idea of the wheel: And then understand, that we not only do not understand the phenomenon of the wheel but we also do not understand that many thousand years later we’re still using the wheel as the major idea for all of our transport systems. Well, even jet engines still incorporate this principle. And we simply take the idea of the wheel or circle for granted – without understanding why it is even here and why it is what it is and why it is permanently re-shaping our societies. We think a circle is a given principle. But why should a circle be a given principle?

[to be continued]

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Perception is transformed into cognition and some cognition can also be transformed into fear, the perception of helplessness and even into a state of societal and social invisibility. Many people in many societies suffer from invisibility. This is a result of evolutionary motion. It is not a result of so called inequality. There are underlying mechanisms in evolution that are not connected to power, education, health or wealth. Evolution is way more complex than many of those mostly simple minded parties or societal groups that develop their primitive cults all across societies are taking into account.

This invisibility has many names, such as depression, loneliness, isolated wealth, poverty, uninspiredness, low connectivity, ideology, hate, useless power and many more. In 2018 we are still using wrong methods to address these issues. Because low intelligence is still in charge all over the planet.

Only a permanently and beautifully intelligent and open mind can assure an independent progress – a progress that is not even touching the temporary low-intelligent nature of simple ideologies because it knows that these structures are already forgotten in the very moment they are being fabricated in. And that there are many methods that allow to societally take people’s thoughts into account without diving into low-intelligent chaos.

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But is the existence of such an intelligent (human) entity even possible? The recent 8,000 years of highly developed and civilised human societies give a clear answer: No. Civilisations rise and fall and violence can obviously not be taken out of the equation. Especially very progressive civilisations are subject to decay – as if a mysterious anthropological spell is hitting such societies when they reach a certain state of development.

One could assume that a few thousand years of progress do not really matter in an evolutionary context. This might be a reason for these destructive forces that reliably reshape civilisations and cultures from time to time in a devastating manner.  It seems that a perfectly working, peaceful and equal society is not an evolutionary goal. Such a society doesn’t “satisfy” the evolutionary algorithm which is always striving for change and for more after more.

This is a very sad but possible explanation for the terrible chaos that steadily attacks humanity on its way through time. It is not about an evolution that can think for itself like a unique entity. It is about an evolution (a mechanism) that is codified in every living creature on this planet, in every material and even within the physical principles that shape the universe. It is an evolution that we cannot escape because everything we do – as a matter of fact – is universal.

[this article is subject to reconfiguration]

The sun at the horizon, behind planet earth. A beautiful yellow light. A perspective from space.

About the evolutionary reflection on cognitive human motion I

or: Why humans are automats

[and about the attempt to detect a tiny bay or home for the reason of human existence in the endless universe:]

Copyism

The evolutionary reflection on cognitive human motion is based on different methods. The basic method is automatism. Automatism means that babies, children or even young kids behave on the basis of the genetically programmed algorithms that are part of their brains. They cry/yell for food, safety, warmth or fundamental education.

a baby that is taken care of

Fundamental education is closely connected to another method which can be described as copyism. Copyism means that a mind which roughly began to be aware of itself and its sensors begins to copy the behaviour of its surrounding. The sensors of a mind help the mind to begin to understand itself as an entity through the information that is being processed by the mind. We don’t know how, but this way (human) entities begin to develop awareness and – following this – a consciousness.

There is no culture and nature, there is only culture or nature and both are the same

At this time we presume that the mind can only perceive the things that it is sensing and that it will develop an interconnected synaptic brain that only reflects the perceptions of its biological (and its electronical) sensors.

Well, without any other ingredients this is already a situation in which evolution is programming the human mind. A newborn will see the city or the technology around itself with unbiased eyes. It will scent the smell of a city or its surrounding without knowing about other scents, about scents that were in the air in the same part of the same city – but 200 years ago.

stacked stones on a mountain

This way the brain of the newborn will be codified and shaped by the perceptions, experiences, morals, qualities and characters of the time that it was born into. The new mind won’t share the fears or thoughts of the preceding generations (or only partially) but will develop its very own new perspectives. New states of the evolutionary development will be processed on a mostly unbiased basis which means that products created and made by a predecessor can be cognitively analyzed in a fresh and independent manner. Using this method or technology evolution has established a possibility to change its direction in a very fast and effective way.

The cognitive brain of the newborn is reflecting the temporary state of evolution and this temporary state is not human-made because the structure of the brain determines what can be thought and developed and our consciousness has probably no access to this structure because it is created by this structure.

Different images show different brain activity
Source: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00295/full

A new human being will almost always “decide” – or better: act or behave intuitively on the basis of these early programmings of its own brain throughout its whole life.

Nature is atom bombs

During the process of civilisational development philosophers and humanities came up with the idea of a difference between culture and nature. They said culture is something that exceeds nature because nature is slower than the human mind and thus humans are dominating nature – humans can kill animals and fell trees and therefore they are above nature.

Well, all living beings are transforming nature. Ants are shaping the forest floor and billions of other animals manipulate the vegetation all over the globe by eating it and spreading its seed. Nature consists of uncountable cultures – all the different cultures of different plants, trees, bacteria, viruses (!), animals – including humans – and many more.

A plant and a plant – one is green one is industrial – the same term is valid for both of them

Yes, it’s all nature and nature is not only “green” or “alive” or organic. Nature is also the winds and gravitation and magnetism and electrons. Nature also consists of stones and volcanos and stars like the sun with most probably no organic life on its surface. Nature can bring life and take life. Nature is everything. Nature is humans and deer, dark matter, fish, paramecium, cars and atom bombs, because atoms are life or not “life” – atoms form every plant in the open countryside that is blossoming and every plant that produces mobile phones – and nature is probably not distinguishing between any of these different surfaces or the limited cognitive perspectives of its temporary expressions.

Nature is independent motion and motion is one of the strongest principles known to us.

A possible timeline of natural and cultural developments

Natural and cultural developments – timelineClick to enlarge

 

To interact with evolution

It is not yet understood how much human minds are able to interact with evolution and how far our cognitive minds can go to alter the evolutionary algorithm.

A human that is multioptional and using many media – Is he or she keeping its identity or is he or she vanishing in information?

A mind can be subject to emancipation or a so called independent development. Nevertheless it seems to be very clear that the evolutionary process cannot be altered because probably every input is an expected result of the stimulus that it was created by.  Thus, every new development is a development that can exist and develop itself in a completely free and new and open space – but without any possibility to move itself to the outside of the given frame that is defining our very universe because it is a part of the possible motion in space and all across time already.

Driven by the evolutionary algorithm

Maybe human history is a history of predefined patterns and we are just repetitive variations in an algorithmic “game” that strives for the most stable entity with the ability to perform the most transformative tasks (Darwin) on the basis of a permanently increasing cognitive performance and a maximized durable movement/motion in order to achieve something that we do not (yet) understand.

Questions create life – Two glowing questionmarks inside a pile of grey and almost forgotten historic question marks

Maybe our wars, our politics, our ideologies and everything that we are so! serious about were and are nothing else than only catalysts to set us up, make us leave our comfort zone and get us going. On and on and on (no matter if we are an organic or a non-organic lifeform/entity).

 

A tiger and People who don't know about themselves

The Cognitive Cage (of perception)

[draft, subject to trans-formation, written in 2015, updated in 2018]

All the fights between people on this planet can be explained by the cognitive cage. The cognitive cage is a room that no intelligent and no non-intelligent person can leave.

While being inside its cognitive cage – it can be a king or a queen or a chancellor – one can only act in the cage. There is no possibility to relevantly act outside of this cage. The cage is holding back every creative idea or intelligent thought about how problems can be thought and solved on the outside.

The cognitive cage is a form of evolutionary communication. It only allows formations and transformations that belong to the expressive room inside the cage. Therefore, some global, regional or private relevant problems cannot be addressed.

a dog behind a fence

 

The cognitive cage is very much related to ideology. Ideology only allows for some ideas to follow or communicate their specific form of expression. At the same time many other forms of perception or opinion are not allowed to express their thoughts. This is about Power – societies that are due to power broadly do not accept other opinions and perceptions – because they’re in their own cage (of perception) as well.

After the very introduction of shared mental perceptions and highly cognitive understandings, individuals began to establish their own perceptions and ideas of the best society and the best world very fast. This way democracy began to be defined as something one can influence on the basis of his or her single-power – in his or her lifetime – on the basis of her or his ideas.

Then it turned out that the contribution of people actually could improve democracy – the strenght of a society – and that these people need to be heard and talked to in order to maintain a successful democracy. But most of the times these influentual people stand outside the cage and cannot be heard on the inside.

If the differences between those inside and those outside of the cage become unsolvable a war or revolution takes place. The only result of this is the death of many innocent people and a change to who is in and who is outside of the cage. This is the very inspiration of evolution: It changes societies but it doesn’t change interdependencies profoundly.

Communication is a powerful tool of exchange while ideology is a violent piece of hatred and war. Maybe communication actually can add something like an interface to cognitive cages, although this is not yet clear and not yet scientifically understood. But: As long as ideology is still understood as something that can change the world in an improving manner, world won’t get better in no way. Ideology and democracy (the aspect of communication in the meaning of exchange) are not similar. In fact, they stand on opposite sides of the possibilites that can create future.

Ideology – on either side – is the enemy of intercultural communications as well as it is the enemy of communication and communicative exchange at all. People blinded by ideology – not: ideas / ἰδέα or idealism – will in no way be able to shape the future world in a positive manner at all. Ideology very often carries hatred and hatred will unfold its bad taste across the world very fast.

The world needs ideas and visions and agoras to talk about these ideas on an equal and shared basis. This way Greece is much more than only a basic and relevant basis of European Culture. It has been the past and it will be the future.

[Some considerations in this article might be contradictory]

Wow! Bash, boom, bang!

The Wow World

In the Wow-World one can live his or her life according to her or his inner needs. The Wow-World is a space in which mediocre minds are simply not existing. No one has to deal with averagely talented and violent governments, teachers or parents and it doesn’t matter to whatever cult these people belong to or believe in.

The Wow-World is a free world. A world in which everyone knows that he or she will die and that because of this any kind of ideology is a form of hubris.

The Wow-World allows people to connect across borders and societal concepts. From the very moment when people began to understand themselves as being subject to transformation in time they also started to notice that the world is developing itself on a greater stage than only inside the very space of their individual perception.

We do not know many things about ourselves. In fact, we are just following the expression of the things that we create along the path of our own history. We are following our ideas, our technologies, our inventions. We copy the knowlege of our ancestors, we take it and hand it over to our descendants in schools, universities and companies. This way we are transferring human identity and understanding through time. Each generation is used as a medium in which data is stored, transformed, developed and transmitted.

This ongoing process is a matter of fact. At some time we began to recognize this process and ourselves as being a part of it. Probably we should identify and value this self-perception of ourselves inside the very process as an appreciation of the process towards us or even towards itself – we being a part of the process.

Everything that happens in this world – across all boundaries, political systems, religions, agreements and disagreements – is a part of one ongoing procedure. Once you decided to swim in it instead of taking its characteristics for too real, you will be in the Wow-World which is simply breathtaking! :-)

colorful sensory motions on the surface of the planet

The sensory evolution 2 – the scenario

A – Sensors and detectors

Sensors and detectors will be everywhere. In your body in your flat, in the tram, in the car, at your workplace – simply everywhere. And they will measure simply everything: Your heartbeat, your gestures, your facial expression, your words, your mood – how much you drink, what you drink or eat and when.

Of course your fridge will be equiped with sensors, your washing machine, your doorbell, your windows (how often you open it) and of course your dog’s metabolic system will send a signal to your electronical perception device (watch, phone, glasses, brain implant – whatever) when it needs food, water, air, interaction or motion

Regarding detectors researchers describe a technology that can  measure and influence students’ attention for educational software:

"Accurate detection of student affect can support a wide range of interventions with the potential to improve student affect, increase engagement, and improve learning. In addition, accurate detection of student affect could play an essential role in research attempting to understand the root causes and impacts of different forms of affect."

Source: http://www.columbia.edu/~rsb2162/EDM%20Affect%20Detection%20V22%20final.pdf, page 1

B – Scanning behaviour

One can expect, that in 2025 many parts of our lifes will – at least subtly – be connected to data capturing and analyzing systems. Insurances, car makers, software and research companies, employers, administrations, marketeers, secret services and of course online stores will know our preferences, some of them will know what we like, many of them will know what we do and an increasing number of data experts will possibly know who we will be according to the patterns that shape our behaviour.

When institutions begin to combine the data profiles from different sources they can generate a very precise profile of each person that is connected to the internet and that is observed by automatically analysed CCTV (face recognition) – even today. Only a few things are not accessible. The more sensors or detectors are scanning your behaviour the more you are completely observable: What you do, what you say, what you eat, what you buy, what you would like to buy, who you love, who you would like to love, your political preferences (instant changes of your preferences), where you would like to go, if you are subject to permanent reconfigurations or not and so on.

C – The anthropological connection and interrelation between technology and human existence

In the future almost every organisation that is collecting AND analyzing data about a person will probably try to make use of it. This will define a space of constant mutual analysis. > Perception > Self-analysis > Societal analyis > Cognition > Intercognition. As a result of this we will live in a more intercognitive space – a space of permanent self-improvements, intercultural and intersubjective  exchange and an enhanced reality of human-data-technology intercommunication.

Not only companies will benefit from this in a financial way. Senors and the analysis of sensory data will lead to new patterns of social interactions, behaviours and common understandings. We will experience a technology that is more and more interrelated regarding our native perceptions of life. An interconnective technology that is connecting us in an intelligent way – with each other, with permanently accessible data / knowledge storages (such as Wikipedia) and analytic intelligence.

Nevertheless technology is also subject to permanent change and reconfiguration. Over time technology has always been a trusted partner to human civilisation. One may ask: What is technology? Or: Why are we with technology? Why is technology shaping and reconfiguring our societies continuously? Some people think, technology can be understood by applying the term “capitalism” to this awesomely complex mental and material structure that defines our existence. But reality clearly shows us: Humankind and technology are bound together in a natural and even biological way. Human existence IS technology. And: Existence as such is not yet clearly definable.

D – A next extensive re-configuration on the basis of evolutionary progress

It is obvious that human driven civilisation is a technology driven civilisation and that only technology allowed us to develop things like democracy, the iPhone or feminism because it allowed us to emancipate ourselves from the fight for basic needs on an everyday basis. Technology enabled us to replace permanent foraging with conserving nutritions by baking bread (cereals) or by smoking or cooling fish and meat and vegetables.

And after millions of years we ended up with microwaves and satellites and sensors in almost every device because we only want to not why (we are here). Probably those sensors will change our lifes but still – nobody knows why. We will use the term “progress” very often but nobody will know what it really means. And again and again people will be fighting against people. As usual. Evolutionary almost non-relevant entities, filled with hatred and believes will yell and shout only to perform a role they don’t why they are performing them.

From this point of view a massive reconfiguration of communications and configurations is necessary (as intended by evolution). Probably this is what we experience at the moment (in mid 2018). Many traditional explanations don’t work anymore.

Soon: Data analysis and the limitations of the human brain